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Candidates certified in March 10 city all-mail election

Post Date:11/14/2019 1:21 PM

Tempe, AZ – City Clerk Carla Reece has certified that two Mayoral candidates and five City Council candidates will be on the March 10, 2020 election ballot. 

As of the Nov. 11 filing deadline, certified candidates are: 

Mayor

Mark Mitchell

Corey Woods 

City Councilmember (for three seats)

Casey Clowes

Doreen Garlid

Randy Keating

Joel Navarro

Marc Norman 

Elected candidates will be sworn in to four-year terms in July 2020. 

Prospective candidates were required to submit nomination paperwork and petitions containing between 763 and 1,524 valid signatures. Nomination petitions and paperwork are subject to legal challenge. The deadline to file a challenge is Nov. 25. 

This will be Tempe’s second Ballot by Mail election, which means that every registered voter will automatically get a ballot. Voters can drop off their voted ballots or get replacement ballots at to-be-announced ballot centers in Tempe or at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. 

Register to vote by Feb. 10 for the March 10 election. Ballots will be mailed starting Feb. 12. Register to vote through the Maricopa County Elections Department at 602-506-1511 or at www.maricopa.vote.  

According to the Tempe City Charter, Section 7.01, the Primary Election is held to nominate or elect candidates. If there are no more than two candidates for each vacancy, the Primary Election is eliminated and the General Election is held on that date. In the case of the 2020 elections, the General Election will take place on March 10. 

Information about the election can be found at tempe.gov/election. Voters also can call Tempe 311 at 480-350-4311 or email clerk@tempe.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nikki Ripley, nikki_ripley@tempe.gov, 480-350-8846 

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